During the year 2007-2008 24 clusters each were additionally approved under Khadi and Village sectors along with a financial provision of Rs. 1.5 million.
The Scheme envisages need-based assistance for replacement of production equipment, setting up of common facility centres, product development, quality improvement, improved marketing, training and capacity building. The cluster development proposals are received by the Nodal Agencies, i.e. Khadi and Village Industries Commission and Coir Board from Khadi Institutions, Non-Government Organizations, institutions of the Central and State Governments and semi Government institutions with the consent of the State Governments. After examining the proposals, the same are forwarded by the Nodal Agency to the Scheme Steering Committee of SFURTI for consideration.
Following eight clusters were initially approved for Beekeeping development. The Central Bee Research & Training Institute, Pune has been approved as Technical Agency.
|State||Location||Cluster Name and Location||Activity||Implementing Agency|
|Bihar||Muzaffarpur||Beekeeping Cluster||Beekeeping||Tirhut Dugdh utpadak Sahakari Sangh Ltd.|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu||Jammu Beekeeping Cluster||Beekeeping||Khadi Gramodyog Sewa Sansthan, Jammu|
|Kerala||Kozhikode||Beekeeping & Honey Processing Cluster||Beekeeping, Honey Processing||Kozhikode Sarvodaya Sangh, Kozhikode
|Maharashtra||Wardha||Amaravathi Beekeeping Cluster||Beekeeping||Pragathi Bahu-Uddeshiya Sanstha, Wardha|
|Tamil Nadu||Marthandam||Marthandam Beekeeping Cluster||Honey Processing||Marthandam Beekeepers' Cooperative Society, Marthandam (TNKVIB)|
|Uttaranchal||Chamoli||Beekeeping Cluster||Beekeeping||Dasoli Gram Swarajya Mandal, Gopeshwar, Chamoli|
|Uttar Pradesh||Saharanpur||Honey Processing Cluster||Beekeeping||Mahalakshmi Khadi Gramodyog Sansthan, Nakur, Saharanpur|
|West Bengal||North 24-Parganas||Beekeeping Cluster||Beekeeping||